How to remove (uninstall)

Scammers utilize to put up some imitation views on the pages they want to promote and to advertise the substandard or inappropriate merchandise. We’re talking about “adult” files, fake goods, useless utilities and cracked software or media files. Needless to say, that the links displayed by are highly dangerous and shouldn’t be clicked no matter what. We have said previously, that isn’t dangerous independently, but it gets hazardous if stays unattended. If lives for long enough within your system, it lends a hand for other undesired programs to infect the machine thus transforming your OS into a dump site. We think that you have seen these systems already, choked with undesired tools, unable to start in a few minutes, continually lagging, etc. You have to remove adware ASAP, to avoid similar problems with your own system. is an unwanted piece of software, yet it’s not an ordinary virus. This is the undesired tool's best pro and the worst weakness at the same time, and we’re going to explain the reasons for us to say so. The good news is that any adware is not malicious particularly, meaning that it won’t harm the data on user's PC or spoil the whole OS as regular viruses do. It will display to you lots of ads in the form of large banners, pop-ups and links emerging out of nowhere on the screen. You may ignore every one of them, but it's a huge inconvenience nevertheless. The bad thing is that as distinct from viruses, is hardly ever recognized by common antiviruses. They're unable to detect it as the result of irregular operational patterns, and cannot stop its installation as victims install it by hand.


How to protect your PC against

Before we begin the uninstalling process, you should remember the ways to defend the computer against adware. We're going to begin from learning the manners of infection. We know plenty penetration manners which hazardous utilities like, but the most usual of them for adware is the sponsored infection, also known as bundling. This is how it works:

  • When a customer notices a package, he decides that it’s a nice program and downloads it. Many AV utilities warn you about the possibly suspicious contents of an installer, but scammers know a nice knack to get through it. The useful tools used as name for packages are usually the hacked variants of official software. That's why victims think that a bundle will probably not make friends with their antiviral utilities and simply ignore the warnings.
  • When the customer installs the package, he notices a dialogue window in which he has to pick one between a preferable and advanced techniques of installation. The preferable technique is pre-picked so that each man who likes to click ”skip” picked it instantly.
  • Fraudsters upload the installer on a popular file-sharing webpage. They upload it to as many sites as they are able, to increase the figure of possible victims.
  • Web-criminals select a helpful utility that is well-liked among the ordinary users and mix it up with a few advertising utilities. The package is made in a way that you couldn’t see its contents until you launch the installation process. Often, it happens when viruses are already installed, and the victim understands that he's installed not quite what was planned.

If you didn’t uncheck the pre-selected installation manner – you’ve installed a bunch of suspicious utilities instead of a helpful program, and now we will assist you with their removal.

How to recognize adware when you see one?

You may wonder how you can spot adware if an antiviral tool failed to do that, but we will explain this right now. The trick is that your AV utility (if you’ve got one), detects undesired utilities through their signature. Web-Internet criminals modify the signatures of their viruses at least every few days by making lesser updates without changing the overall aim. We do not recommend you to dig into adware’s structure, yet we have some experience in the ways by which scammers may hide while it stays in front of everyone’s eyes. You should look at the sort of each utility you install. Think twice before installing browser improvement programs and utilities for social networks that suggest you any sort of new functions. System cleaners are also extremely questionable, as well as any pirated software, like Word, PhotoShop, PowerPoint, Excel, etc. By refraining from installing these tools, the chances of penetration will drop drastically.

How to remove

Method 1. Use special removal software

Method 2. Remove manually

Step 1. Uninstall the unfamiliar programs from Control Panel

Step 2. Check hosts file

Step 3. Remove from the browser (Google Chrome/Mozilla Firefox/IE/Opera/Safari/Edge)


If you are MAC user, follow this guide How to remove virus from MAC


When you’re going to uninstall – there are two techniques. You may perform it manually, or via an antivirus. In case you love to deal with without any antiviruses – we may help you with that, but you need to realize that isn’t the only adware in your device. As you may recall from the other parts of the guide, got into your workstation via bundling, which means that you have easily 3 more malicious programs to get rid of. If you are okay with deleting them all at once in the manual mode – we will assist you with it.

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Instructions for manual deletion

Step 1. Uninstall software from the system

Windows 7

1. Uninstall the unfamiliar programs from Control Panel

  • Start
  • Control Panel
  • Programs
  • Programs and Features
  • Uninstall a program
  • Select a program and press Uninstall

2. Check the following folders for the suspicious elements

  • C:\Program Files\
  • C:\ProgramData\
  • C:\Users\YOUR_USER\AppData\Roaming\
  • C:\Users\YOUR_USER\AppData\Local\

3. Clean registry:

  • Click Start
  • Type Regedit.exe
  • Search for "" and delete these elements


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Windows 10

1. On the field Search Windows type 'Control Panel'

2. Click Uninstall a program

3. Select the program and press Uninstall


Windows 8

1. Point to the upper-right corner of the screen, move the mouse pointer down, and tap Search.

2. Enter control panel in the search box, and then click Control Panel.

3. Under View by:, select Large Icons, and then click Programs and features.

4. Click the program, and then click Uninstall.

5. Follow the instructions on the screen.

6. Delete unfamiliar programs from Control Panel

  • Start
  • Control Panel
  • Programs
  • Programs and Features
  • Uninstall a program
  • Select a program and press Uninstall

7. Remove elements like on Win7.


Step 2. Check hosts file

Modify hosts file, that located in C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc\ .

Hosts file.Step 1

Open the file with Notepad and delete suspicious strings.

Hosts file.Step 2

It has to look like this:

Hosts file.Step 3

Step 3. Remove from the browser

Internet Explorer

Step 1. Disable strange extensions:

  • Tools
  • Manage add-ons
  • Remove

Step 2.Change homepage:

  • Tools
  • Internet Options
  • General
  • Home page
  • Put “about:blank”

Step 3. Change new tab page:

  • Tools
  • Internet Options
  • General
  • Tabs


Google Chrome

Step 1. Remove unfamiliar add-on:

  • Customize and Control Google Chrome
  • More Tools
  • Extensions
  • Remove add-on

Step 2. Change homepage:

  • Customize and Control Google Chrome
  • Settings
  • Open a specific page or set of pages
  • Delete all specific pages


Mozilla Firefox

Step 1. Delete suspicious extensions:

  • Open menu
  • Add-ons
  • Extensions
  • Remove add-on

Step 2. Change homepage:

  • Open menu
  • Options
  • Home
  • Choose “Blank page” into Homepage and new windows


Opera browser

Step 1. Disable strange add-ons:

  • Open Opera;
  • Customize and Control Opera;
  • Extensions;
  • Choose add-on and press button "Disable"

Step 2. Change homepage:

  • Open Opera browser;
  • Customize and Control Opera;
  • Settings;
  • On Startup;
  • Open a specific page or set of pages;
  • Press button "Add a new page" and change Homepage to your favorite one.



Step 1. Start Safari browser

Step 2. Display a menu of General Safari Settings

Step 3. Reset Safari...

Step 4. Press "Reset"


Microsoft Edge

Step 1. Delete the suspicious extensions.

  • Menu
  • Extensions
  • Choose unfamiliar extension
  • Press Uninstall

Step 2. Change homepage.

  • Go to the website of the search engine you want
  • Select More actions
  • Settings
  • View advanced settings
  • Change search engine
  • Select search engine you want and Set as default


Video how to reset browser and remove all extensions


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